Dear Friends in Christ Jesus,

This week on Thursday we celebrate our annual Thanksgiving Day. Though Thanksgiving Day is mostly thought of as a holiday spent with family or friends, it involves also reaching out to others and letting them know how much they mean to us.

This day provides us an occasion to reflect on all the blessings received from God, from parents, from those who govern us and also from those who guide us to grow as better and wiser persons in society.

I personally give thanks to God for the wonderful discipleship of the families in St. Peter’s Parish manifested through your presence, prayers and support. “I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers” (Ephesians 1:16).

As you gather around the Thanksgiving Table for meal, please take a moment as a family to reflect on what you should be especially thankful for. There is no vocabulary for the love one can experience within the family, love that is lived in but not looked at, love within the light of which all else is seen, the love within which all other love finds expression. Having someone to love is family. Hence tell one another without any hesitation, “Thank you so much for all the amazing things you have done for me”. Your gratitude with love will truly be appreciated.

May God bless you,

Fr. Arul Joseph V.


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